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Xavi learns trade from Spain futsal stars

Published: Monday 6 February 2012, 11.23CET
Before Spain continue their bid for a fourth straight Futsal EURO title in their quarter-final against Romania, FC Barcelona's Xavi Hernández speaks about his admiration for the game.

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Published: Monday 6 February 2012, 11.23CET

Xavi learns trade from Spain futsal stars

Before Spain continue their bid for a fourth straight Futsal EURO title in their quarter-final against Romania, FC Barcelona's Xavi Hernández speaks about his admiration for the game.

With UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 well under way, some of football's biggest names are watching intently to see who will triumph in Croatia – and with FC Barcelona well represented, who would bet against Spain pulling off a fourth straight triumph as they take on Romania in the quarter-finals in Zagreb tonight?

Barcelona's midfield linchpin Xavi Hernández is one of the world's most revered footballers, but the FIFA World Cup winner admits that football's smaller-sided brother, futsal, provides his ultimate definition of the beautiful game. He said: "Perhaps in regular football you cannot appreciate the talent. Everything is more physical. But in futsal you have small details of quality, class and tactical aspects."

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